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economy because a report on our. fears of violence and overcrowding run wild in italy as the government braces itself for an influx of immigrants from arab countries in turmoil. renewed clashes rock fans as greeks protest against austerity measures it comes as billions of dollars of aid go to the middle east the expense of europeans germy down your bushel for all the details. plus ukraine is hit with accusations of corruption and mismanagement h.i.v. positive patients blame the health ministry but the days of the supply of lifesaving drugs. this is o.t. here in moscow eleven pm in the russian capital and nine pm in italy where rome has
been raising the alarm about the potential influx of up to three hundred thousand libyans with the country in the throes of a possible civil war italy has demanded the e.u. share the burden of the so-called exodus stemming from the unrest in north africa thousands of chinese have already flooded italy's southernmost point of lampedusa the closest european shore to the troubled region and even opposite of with more. we don't call them to do they get into europe for nothing you see this tiny italian island in the mediterranean is located just around eighteen miles off the coast of north africa and over the past decade many refugees came here looking for a better life and while we were sent to other european countries nevertheless this place still managed to remain a peaceful isolated world populated mostly by fishermen and holiday makers but just recently the peace was disturbed after the recent revolution in tunisia in just two
weeks the island became flooded with a wave of refugees many spend their entire days this wandering around tell me there have already been reports of thirst and vandalism and several have been arrested we've been talking to the locals and some of them are even afraid to come out on the streets when it's dark it takes around three days to seal from tunisia to lampedusa and these are some of the actual boats used by the refugees to get here and you can see they're not really that big so it's really hard to believe that sometimes up to three hundred people can cram on each one and actually not all of them even make it to the island some get lost out there in the open sea and some sink dozens of refugees have already died this is the center where many of the refugees are being harassed you can see it's like a separate itself they're being given out food and water and clothes and the necessary medical assistance as well all on the state money the problem is it was
initially designed to house just around eight hundred fifty people while it had to receive in reality much more than that and another problem is it's really hard to identify all these people an official say that some of them could be criminals or even terrorists would be violent protests continuing both in northern africa and in the middle east italy has already warned a new bigger wave of refugees can flood not only this tiny island but the entire continent is going off. italy. live in need of colonel gadhafi is fighting to retain control of the capital as he's faced with more defections from his own regime much of tripoli is currently deserted with reports of uprisings in nearby towns in the nine days of revolt demonstrators have taken over the eastern part of the country thousands of foreigners are rushing to leave the chaos recorded at the main helpful u.n. security council has demanded an end to the violence while the arab league has
suspended libya the u.s. and e.u. are considering sanctions against the country for colonel gadhafi bloody crackdown on protesters three hundred people have been reported killed but the italian foreign minister says that the real death toll could stand at more than a thousand. and it's come to light the u.k. has been selling military equipment to libya but since the unrest that has been calling for democracy condemning it off its actions professor of middle east policy studies dr rosemary hollis told us that britain has been exploiting its lucrative relationship with libya and is now glad to see that after his regime under threat i think the british went a little too far in getting cozy with gadhafi and they discovered to their cost that he drives a very hard bargain and he's not incapable of punishing those who don't do what he wants he's saying it over migration he said three days ago that he was going to withdraw cooperation on migration across the mediterranean he said anything to the
british clearly indicating that if the kind of cooperation that he wants from the british is not forthcoming then there will be consequences for british contract so it's been a difficult relationship in some ways they may be glad to see the back of it. a third plane carrying russians evacuated from turbulent libya has landed now in moscow it brought back more than one hundred people who describe the situation in the arab country as a nightmare they say that on their way to board the aircraft they have to fight through huge crowds of desperately billions attempting to flee officials say a final plane is on its way back and will land in moscow later tonight scores of russian workers remain trapped in a role the construction site on the libyan coast reportedly surrounded by an angry mob that's attempting to loot the building russia's emergencies ministry has sent a ferry to pick up the weapons. well in an interview with r t edward he's a writer and us military strategist said that the people of north africa may want
democracy but the foundations for it are not yet established. democracy is not some day you come by in a shop it takes centuries of development to go to democracy for example united states went into iraq to remove saddam hussein. but then what happened is the iraqis became the regent street they remain true they are i believe to be called visions of democracy and composed as well though. and that full interview is coming up in just over an hour from now here on r.t. greece is battling a fresh wave of protests against austerity measures that will see cuts in spending
and a hike in taxes it comes as the e.u. and the u.s. are seeking ways to help conflicts stricken north africa and the middle east and many european say western governments should be helping out their own citizens first well for more on this i'm now joined by our correspondent daniel bushell daniels' there in brussels now first can you tell us bring us up to date with what's happening in greece at the moment. well the twenty four hour strike has really brought greece to its knees hundreds of thousands of demonstrators down tools in the first major labor protests there twenty eleven police responded with tear gas and flash grenades gas forced citizens on to side streets hundreds of peaceful traitors were forced on to side streets to get rid of the gas which covered the whole of the city center one group of youths chanting of the rich and fight back paving stones in front of the central bank one officer
uniform caught fire fact we have pics of that sound another group in the parliament pledging to remain there until greece is the socialist government removed there are two measures which have been imposed by the european union in exchange for aid but very very much opposed by the by the population as i say they've been casualties on both sides several injuries also on the part of the straightest down you have all these protests going on there but the european union and the u.s. and now focusing on helping out other countries so where does that leave europe and its own economy. well the current climate is that many citizens don't want to be sending billions to. new regimes in the middle east and north africa while they're going through some of the toughest times in living memory. on the streets behind me today are immigrants held the rally demanding the e.u.
states do far more in fact they use force to get rid of the dictators that rule across the middle east and north africa but also this boy who were watching the demonstration and they'll tell you the members of their family have don't have jobs . benefits have been cut services have been caught and they desperately need help themselves and they say the number of beggars on the streets of brussels and they have shot up and you'll be able to find able bodied young on the most main streets of the capital here is an example of how bad the situation is and it means there's no appetite for farms to find jobs for divorced flow groups who are trying to fill the void in the middle east and north africa of course there's just a small space of the mediterranean separating that region from countries like spain italy cyprus malta those states interior minister they held the meet to find how to
stem the flow of these migrants so you have this somewhat contradictory policy of the leaders of e.u. states encouraging words at least the democratic movements of the middle east but indeed there are trying to find ways to stop them. on this from our correspondent laura in the hearts and minds in the middle east and new frontiers opened up influential voices from the heart of europe to washington urging western politicians to take advantage of rest by pumping in false sums of money in eight to show the new liberated people of the read. that democracy does carry rewards but it's cash that many europeans don't feel they have regular service or don't we give it a broader many of those such i think we should be close to work on the political i mean obviously they did serve someone they start helping to democracy but we need to be the council room farce that's crazy should probably try to look after us but
on the whole first before you try to make intransigence also reading at this moment our country is going through these big cuts and that money i think could be used for our own ben that's the aid package being proposed by e.u. and us leaders is potentially debate this since the end of the second world war it's being dubbed the new marshall plan after the money that america gave to europe after the war to help rebuild a decimated economy and create jobs but robert oulds from the british group says we should be concentrating on trade not eight countries such as egypt and tunisia and other countries developing nations are hurt their agricultural policies are damaged as a result of the european union's policies we need to have trade policies which stop hurting the third world would stop hurting developing nations and that that would
be the better way of securing a long term. for countries that are these emerging democracies instead of europe in the u.s. are talking about handing aid of billions of dollars to the middle eastern mediterranean to countries torn apart by revolution and unrest and despite the opposition in the u.k. there are also some who believe it's the duty of developed countries to help those in trouble we're lucky to have a democracy. democracy throughout the world i think the middle east needs our help it's called to. question transition that's the moment and yes i think. despite our problems that we just we have to look at the world we live in but it may not be as simple as unlike europe after the second world war egypt and. the developing economies going through revolution and it's very unclear at this point who is going to end up in charge and who would take receipt of any aid
package the government's made extensive attempts to build relations build up regimes which. being destroyed whether we're looking out. we're looking out it's a big deal i was shaking hands on just a few years ago in libya was gadhafi. be really careful particularly when we don't know what the. final government. but we don't want the job. so if the muslim brotherhood takes over in egypt do we want them to be taking over was institutions which were built up with western money westminster has been the scene of ugly demonstrations against government proposals to cut funds to some of the u.k.'s most vital services while some believe it would be a sad day when western countries refused to help build democracy others say it's the wrong help potentially going to the wrong people at the wrong target for
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a month three tourists were killed and two others injured. time now for some other international news in brief rescuers in new zealand church are continuing to try to pull survivors from the rubble following tuesday's devastating earthquake seventy five people so far confirmed dead but nearly three hundred remain missing a national state of emergency that is hundreds of rescue workers including foreign teams have rushed to the city the tremor was the country's deadliest natural disaster in the century. at least ten soldiers are being killed in fighting between the forces of the two political rivals in ivory coast some reports suggest the real figure could be as high as forty the violence with some of the heaviest since the country's disputed presidential election nearly three months ago the fighting was concentrated in the stronghold of. a nationally recognized as the winner of last year's poll come president laurent gbagbo who has ruled the country since two thousand and two continues to refuse to resign alleging voter fraud. and the u.s.
military says a fifteen somali pirates detained after killing four americans could face trial in the united states the victims america in the two friends have been hijacked on a yacht off the coast of a man while attempting to sail around the world u.s. military forces have been trailing the vessel and trying to negotiate with the pirates brunches day they stormed the yacht after hearing gunfire over three of the hostages were found dead and the fourth died later from holmes. ukraine's health ministry is under fire for failing to provide hiv sufferers with vital life prolonging drugs supply cuts are being blamed on government corruption and the country has europe's worst aids epidemic and autism actually had a seventy reports many hiv positive ukrainians are resorting to risky medication changes just to keep themselves alive. ever since you learned the learned she was a child positive her life has been a nightmare and the last few months have made matters even worse a local aid center which had been providing iliana with medication told her that
they no longer had human illogical serum for her three year old son dre also infected with a deadly virus when. they told me that i have to give my people with adult ones two hundred eighty and that i have to split each peel into three how can i split it into exactly three parts and how do i know if his body will accept these people late last year several ukrainian regents reported a shortage of immune strengthening drugs used by hiv positive patients experts point the finger at the country's health ministry all of them that have official say this happened because the beating for the purchase of drugs happened too late not in the summer but in the winter they received funding too late this whole system of buying drugs by tender is corrupt through and through. following this delay in supplies some hiv patients have had to alter their treatment and find alternative medication doctors say they have no choice but such changes can pose
a grave danger. that he says when a boy that has got used to one drug we replace it with another it took or is another adaptation period we never know whether a patient's body will accept a new drug if it doesn't then they can be different outcomes from a rapid growth of virus else to allergy and even imminent death. experts say ukraine which has one of the highest hiv spread rates in europe can hardly afford to take such risks it brings health ministry reports of at least one hundred thousand people to people in the country however experts say this number is diminished and the real amount of the infected may go to three hundred and fifty thousand people. official say for the present the supply crisis has been dealt with . for now all regions have received the required medication the only drugs which are still on their way to children's bills between a stand there will be delivered within
a few days but doctors say within six months the hiv positive may feel the damaging effects of the recent halt in supplies and roundabout that sign they are expecting another shortage of anti-viral medicine you know hopes she and her son will be able to make it through all of this once more. see reporting from key of. ukraine. by the way if you want more on any of our top stories or for all the latest features videos and blogs you can log on to our website it's on t. dot com here's a taste of what's online there at the moments. sarah pain and sex aids ruffling feathers with a forthcoming memoir on the controversial politician me manuscript is set to include a chain of e-mails highlighting paintings obsession with self image in the media. and the oscar goes to but if you want to be head of the game just days before this year's academy awards check out all the library actions of who will go home with that coveted golden statue.
i'll be back with a summer of our main news stories in about eight minutes from now in the meantime let's cross over now to the business desk is there with the day's financial news. and welcome to business oil prices continue to surge as the unrest in the middle east raises fears over disruption to supplies light sweet crude has reached around ninety nine dollars a barrel while brant blend has grown to roughly one hundred ten dollars per barrel on monday gazprom c.e.o. alex a miller said the turmoil showed how reliable russia was an energy partner earlier i spoke to. the chicago board of trade and i asked him how he assessed the risks to energy supplies from the middle east when we're talking about certain situations
libya for example we have about three percent of the world oil supply that's being taken off and disrupted but i think that when we make comparisons we have to be very careful not to group all the arab nations for example into one pile i think the situation in saudi arabia is going to be much different than it is in libya where we had an oppressive regime in saudi arabia it's a difference between the rich and the ultra rich as opposed to the rich and the poor which are the divisions politically that we're seeing a lot of these price movements are temporary but we are looking at a situation where we are looking at globally in facial inflation being driven by demand that global growth story is still very much intact but it's being fueled of course by these macro economic events. or on gas stocks that have the best of the week here in russia they've benefited not just from the rising oil price but also from speculation in the media that upcoming tax reforms could see them operating under a more favorable regime. there's a secular theme in russia of the tax reform which seems to be finding support even
in this difficult environment. of the market sell off and we think that all names that are exposed to the could exploit such as you have to. be out the former in the market towards the end of the week. here in russia markets were closed for a national holiday was on wednesday european stocks finished in the red with investors concerned about the unrest in the middle east. for gas the weight of the pussy losing over five percent in pretty and technologies lost the most all the dax was off by four percent banks were the bright spot helped by well received is all from commerce bank in the u.k. barclays rose two point four percent on news it won a lawsuit filed by at lehman brothers. russian carmakers solo's and u.s. auto giant ford will invest one point four billion dollars in a new joint venture in two thousand and twenty the intention is to raise ford's market share in russia to nine percent from
a current four point seven percent economy because hope to get a state secured loan reportedly from mr canady bank with most of the money to be spent on launching new models would welcome a part so it was reached an agreement with ford but hold the talks on a partnership with italy's out of the sides feel to agree on intellectual property rights. so we have for you but you can always find most stories on our website arche dot com slash.
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